Kate Sahota Beyond2010 WCC Open Data Chocolat

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  • Cloud computing – cheap, bypassed a lot of security issues, scaleable, proved a concept for other projects to take advantage of
  • Improving communications to the public Reinforce issues around resolving data quality issues Encourages being open with data internally
  • School Crossing Patrol data – Health & Safety involvement – Yorkshire Ripper example
  • We make money from some of our data – struggling to get the council to give up revenue streams, particularly at the moment with budget cuts, etc.
  • We have a mass of OS derived data that we are hoping we will be able to publish once the rules are relaxed for OS derived data (although I read the Guardian article on Stuart Harrison, so I wonder if he fancies wandering around Warwickshire with his iPhone?)
  • Show them what has been done elsewhere
  • Kate Sahota Beyond2010 WCC Open Data Chocolat

    1. 1. Opening our Data http://opendata.warwickshire.gov.uk Kate Sahota ICT Services Team Manager
    2. 3. The Town = Warwickshire County Council
    3. 4. The Townspeople = WCC Staff
    4. 5. The Mayor = I’m not brave enough to name anyone!
    5. 6. Mayor’s Influence = Protective Council Mentality
    6. 7. Fasting & abstinence = Don’t share data
    7. 8. Vianne = Open Data Project
    8. 9. Generous, hospitable = Sharing data
    9. 10. Chocolate Shop = Open Data Site
    10. 11. Chocolates = Data
    11. 12. Vision of Joy = Open Data Applications
    12. 13. The Film Crew <ul><li>Director – Applications Architect: Jim Morton </li></ul><ul><li>Producer – Project Manager: Kate Sahota </li></ul><ul><li>Screenwriters – Developers: Terry Rich-Whitehead & Steve Woodward </li></ul>
    13. 14. The Props <ul><li>Amazon EC2 </li></ul><ul><li>Amazon S3 </li></ul><ul><li>Heroku </li></ul><ul><li>Ruby on Rails </li></ul><ul><li>“ Making of” documentary (Wordpress) </li></ul>
    14. 15. Box Office Ticket Sales <ul><li>Efficiency </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Re-use of data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Available platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce workload (e.g. FOI) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transparency </li></ul><ul><li>Accuracy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data quality </li></ul></ul>
    15. 16. Town Mayor #1
    16. 17. Town Mayor #2
    17. 18. Town Mayor #3 But not for much longer, we hope…….
    18. 19. Producing your own Film <ul><li>Make a short film (prove the concept) </li></ul><ul><li>Write the storyboard (what’s going to happen) </li></ul><ul><li>Do a casting call (identify open data champions) </li></ul><ul><li>Re-use someone else’s script (open source) </li></ul><ul><li>Get your advertising sorted </li></ul><ul><li>Have an awards ceremony – Hack Warwickshire </li></ul>
    19. 20. End of Film Analogy (Apologies to those for whom I have completely ruined the film)

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